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How does psoriasis affect the quality of life?

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Doctors and psoriasis sufferers don’t always agree on what’s mild and what’s serious. Psoriasis can affect self-image and make people self-conscious. This can even lead to depression and social isolation. These are serious effects of psoriasis.

Only a frank discussion with your doctor about what living with psoriasis means to you will get these issues out in the open.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation website.

Esposito, M. Dermatology, 2006.

FDA: "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

Heydendael, V. New England Journal of Medicine, 2003.

Menter, A. Lancet, 2007.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “You and Your Doctor: Making Treatment Decisions.” 

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriasis Treatment: Topicals.” 

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriasis Treatment: Systemics.”

Stern, R. New England Journal of Medicine, 1997.

Perrott, S. Physiology & Behavior, 2000.

Strober, B. Journal of Rheumatology, 2006.

Van de Kerkhof, PCM. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 2005. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 08, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation website.

Esposito, M. Dermatology, 2006.

FDA: "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz."

Heydendael, V. New England Journal of Medicine, 2003.

Menter, A. Lancet, 2007.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “You and Your Doctor: Making Treatment Decisions.” 

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriasis Treatment: Topicals.” 

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriasis Treatment: Systemics.”

Stern, R. New England Journal of Medicine, 1997.

Perrott, S. Physiology & Behavior, 2000.

Strober, B. Journal of Rheumatology, 2006.

Van de Kerkhof, PCM. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 2005. 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on November 08, 2019

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